Thursday, May 31, 2012


Buddy: What’s wrong with you?

Roy: I told my brother Dale that I’ve been letting you cornhole me, and when I admitted I liked it, he said that makes me a queer.

Buddy: Does that mean you’re not going to let me cornhole ya no more?

Roy: Nope, it don’t mean that. I just don’t like Dale callin’ me a queer.

Judge Defends Giving Dharun Ravi 30 Days in Jail | Advocate.com

Judge Defends Giving Dharun Ravi 30 Days in Jail | Advocate.com

Maryland Pastor Says Killing Gays Might Be Tempting But Is Wrong | Advocate.com

Maryland Pastor Says Killing Gays Might Be Tempting But Is Wrong | Advocate.com

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Oh, thanks for clearing that up. You only want to kill us, but that would be wrong, so you'll do your best to refrain. That really puts my mind at ease. 

Clementi Family: Webcam Bully’s ‘Apology’ Was Just A ‘Public Relations Piece’

Clementi Family: Webcam Bully’s ‘Apology’ Was Just A ‘Public Relations Piece’: Dharun Ravi began his 30-day jail sentence today for invading the privacy of his Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, who shortly thereafter committed suicide. Ravi offered his first attempt at an apology this week, but Clementi’s parents say they were unimpressed, calling it “no apology at all.” They released a statement today addressing Ravi’s short...

Richard Land: Pornography is the propaganda for a paganized sexual morality which will submerge our culture in a tidal wave of sexual deviance if uncontested and uncontrolled.

Read more here.

Ah, another reason to like porn. :P

In The United Theocratic Christianist States of America, what you look at and read will be strictly controlled. And if they can find a way of controlling your thoughts, they'll do that, too.

Florida Family Association Rents Two Planes to Protest 'Gay Day' at Disney

Florida Family Association Rents Two Planes to Protest 'Gay Day' at Disney

Conservatives Decry 'Bizarre' Ruling Finding DOMA Unconstitutional, Lament 'East Coast Liberal Freak Show'

Conservatives Decry 'Bizarre' Ruling Finding DOMA Unconstitutional, Lament 'East Coast Liberal Freak Show'

What If Chruch Was About Goodwill And Not About Dogma?

When I was in college, I studied the writings of Paul Tillich, the German-American theologian and philosopher. I had the good fortune of being guided in my studies by a professor who had studied with Tillich while in graduate school at Harvard. Reading Tillich influenced how I view the world. When you pull back all the dense theological arguments and philosophical language, Tillich basically said that human beings act selfishly when they feel they live in a dog eat dog world. People lash out without regard to the feelings and needs of others when they believe it’s solely up to them to look out for their best interests. And, conversely, when they feel they are a part of something bigger, when they feel they belong to a community, that brings out their best instincts.

Tillich’s theology was interesting, but I simply don’t know if his ideas about being, non-being and God as the Ground of Being are true. I don’t know if he was right when he claimed that the Ground of Being accepts us as we are and that believing it--accepting acceptance as he would put it--sets us free. But it has been my experience that people who have friends and family who support them are generally happier and nicer people than those who have been subject to gross and systematic abuse. I’ve also noticed the same thing with dogs. Dogs who are loved tend to be friendly, and dogs who have been abused growl at you and bite.

I’m not sure we have to work our way through Tillich’s metaphysics or accept it as true to come to the basic conclusion that cruelty breeds cruelty and kindness breeds kindness. And Tillich himself would argue against turning his philosophy into a dogma. Even though Tillich did a powerful lot of theorizing about his Ground of Being, he insisted that God--assuming there is one--would necessarily transcend our thoughts and conceptualizations of God. And he claimed that doubt could never be overcome, and that doubt was a part of faith.

So I was wondering what if going to church wasn’t about standing up and pledging a loyalty oath to a specific creed or dogma. What if it wasn’t about trying to persuade others to pledge a loyalty oath to your dogma? What if it wasn’t about defining yourself as special, as “saved”, because you believe something others don’t? What if it wasn’t about trying to scare people by telling them they’ll be punished if they don’t believe what you believe? Instead, what if it was about fostering a sense of community and goodwill? And not because someone claims Jesus demands it or whatever, but because those who go simply want to live in a world where people look out for one another and not just themselves.

 

Radical Feminist Rogue Nuns in US Stand Up To Vatican | Advocate.com

Radical Feminist Rogue Nuns in US Stand Up To Vatican | Advocate.com

Gays To March In NYC's Israel Day Parade

Gays To March In NYC's Israel Day Parade    

One Million Shrews Against Father's Day

One Million Shrews Against Father's Day

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I told you those 37 Moms would be upset.  :P
   

Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage

Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage: Cardinal Timothy Dolan has led the charge against same-sex marriage, describing gay and lesbian unions as “unjust,” “immoral,” and unnatural. “This is a very violation of what we consider natural law that’s embedded in every man and woman and we’re really worried as Americans that it’s going to be detrimental to the common good,” Dolan...

Alliance Defense Fund On DOMA Ruling

Alliance Defense Fund On DOMA Ruling

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The professional homophobes can't seem to stop themselves from throwing in the polygamy red herring when talking about marriage equality.

NY Court Rules "Gay" Is Not Slander

NY Court Rules "Gay" Is Not Slander

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What will Tom Cruise do with his free time if he can't sue people for claiming he's gay? :P
   

Gay Military Marriage Proposal

REPORT: Anti-LGBT Murders Increased In 2011

REPORT: Anti-LGBT Murders Increased In 2011: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has released its yearly assessment of hate violence (PDF) against people who are LGBTQ or HIV-affected, and though rates of violence declined by 16 percent in 2011, the number of murders increased to 30, the highest total ever documented. It’s possible, of course, that there was not an actual...

Anti-Gay and Anti-Muslim Activists Come Together for 'Rise Up California'

Anti-Gay and Anti-Muslim Activists Come Together for 'Rise Up California'

Focus On The Family Outraged Over DOMA Ruling

FOTF Outraged Over DOMA Ruling

DOMA Opinion Analysis: Why Judge Michael Boudin Is Just Like 50 Cent

DOMA Opinion Analysis: Why Judge Michael Boudin Is Just Like 50 Cent: As Alyssa Rosenberg observed recently, America’s struggle for marriage equality has now reached the stage where people who still harbor anti-gay sentiments are coming to terms with gay couples’ right to equality. Alyssa writes on pop culture, so she spotted this trend in an interview where rapper 50 Cent simultaneously endorsed marriage equality and revealed...

Liberty Counsel Attorney Calls Homosexuality a 'Suicidal Undertaking'

Liberty Counsel Attorney Calls Homosexuality a 'Suicidal Undertaking'

INDIANA: Sheriff Denies Claim That "Ain't No Homos" Church Got Death Threats

INDIANA: Sheriff Denies Claim That "Ain't No Homos" Church Got Death Threats    

Tony Perkins Lashes Out at US Tourism Ad for Featuring Gay Couple

Tony Perkins Lashes Out at US Tourism Ad for Featuring Gay Couple

In Milwaukee Post, Cardinal Authorized Paying Abusers

In Milwaukee Post, Cardinal Authorized Paying Abusers

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee.   

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 A victims advocacy group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, sent a letter of protest to the current archbishop of Milwaukee on Wednesday asking, “In what other occupation, especially one working with families and operating schools and youth programs, is an employee given a cash bonus for raping and sexually assaulting children?”

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Pastor Charles Worley Gets Standing Ovation

Church Defends Teaching Kid Homophobic Song As Pastor Flees Apparent Death Threats

Church Defends Teaching Kid Homophobic Song As Pastor Flees Apparent Death Threats: Indiana’s Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church has made national news since a video surfaced this week of Pastor Jeff Sangl and his congregation encouraging a four-year-old singing a song called, “Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.” The church is in apparent damage control, but sending a variety of mixed messages. The following statement appeared...

Kansas Pastor: Killing Gay People Is Just Scripture

Kansas Pastor: Killing Gay People Is Just Scripture: Kansas pastor Curtis Knapp is one of many religious leaders under fire this week for preaching violent anti-gay rhetoric, telling his congregation at New Hope Baptist Church that homophobia is good because it keeps gay people in the closet, adding, “Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them? No, I’m saying...

The AP Is Gay For Stupid

The AP Is Gay For Stupid

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I'm not even talking about Peter Wolfgang, who by all appearances is just a dime-a-dozen bigot wrapping his boring old chauvinism in cheap faith and whiny grievance. I'm talking about the AP, which feels compelled to phone up that dime-a-dozen bigot to get his side of a story with which he has fuck-all to do. This is like covering a flower show and asking a Boston Terrier for his opinion. Why does Peter Wolfgang get to toot his own stupid bugle for two paragraphs? The answer: "Balance." "Objectivity." Gayness is a "controversy," you see, and all controversies have two sides.

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BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional: A three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit just handed down a decision declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Notably, the panel included Judges Juan Torruella and Michael Boudin, both of whom are Republican appointees. Judge Boudin, who authored the opinion, is one of the most...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Losing Old Friends To Homophobia

I recently lost a friend because she couldn’t find it in her to respect me as a gay man…an old friend, someone I met while in school. For a number of months she repeatedly attempted to challenge me with some rather extreme but, sadly, prosaic homophobic notions--gay people recruit young kids, being gay is a choice, homosexuality is caused by molestation, homosexuality is caused by domineering mothers and abusive or neglectful fathers, gay people are only interested in sex, there’s something wrong with being gay, gay people are not as decent as straight people, if only gay people would stop making such an issue of their sexuality, they wouldn’t be bullied or mistreated… She admitted that she had suspected I was gay for a very long time, but once it was out in the open, it became her habit to throw these accusations at me. It was like she was going up and down a laundry list she had gotten from The Family Research Council or Focus On The Family. And she seemed to think that her beliefs, fears, misconceptions were legitimate until I disproved them. Then she got angry because I didn’t give her any cover, didn’t excuse her bigotry. And I grew tired of her offensive questions and comments, especially when she started repeating herself and pretending that I hadn’t already told her the truth.

Before things turned ugly, I showed her something I had written, something about what it was like for me growing up gay. I wrote about how lonely and isolated I felt and how fearful I was of being found out. After reading this, she claimed that if I had told her when we were still in school she might have been a little confused at first but she would have understood eventually. And you know, I believe her. I believe she would have been much more open and less judgmental and supercilious back then. She’s not the same person I used to know. She’s changed.

I noticed that she was starting to become bitter and resentful a number of years ago. She is not happily married, she was unable to find a career that suited her, and she felt burdened by her obligations. I think that happens pretty often.

Young people can be moody, and they are sometimes rude to the adults in their lives. But on the other hand, young people are idealistic and they tend to be enthusiastic about learning new things. They are generally much more willing to consider new ideas and perspectives.

So what happens to us? Why do so many of us become bitter, self-serving and stubborn? I suppose most of us have more time on our hands when we’re young. Then most of us get married, get jobs and have kids. That doesn’t leave much time for learning and thinking, especially just for the joy of it. After a few years of getting up before you’ve had enough sleep, getting the kids off to school, going to work, coming home and fixing dinner and cleaning the house, you fall into a rut. Beliefs become more riged.

Maybe young people are more open because they instinctively know that they don’t know everything. Yes, I know they can be sophomoric, pretentious and arrogant. But isn’t that usually because young people are often desperate to be taken seriously? I think the arrogance of middle age can run twice as deep, and it can be many times more harmful. That’s because when we’re middle aged, we usually are taken seriously and we have power and influence.

Wisdom can come with age, but it’s not a guarantee. Many of us actually become more foolish as we age. And some of us take the hits that come with the passing years and conclude that there’s always more to learn and that we never really stop growing up.

I’m sorry that my friend got stuck along the way. I miss the hopeful, curious and compassionate person she used to be.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

--Ingrid Bergman

LAME SPLC HITS NOM WITH NOODLE

LAME SPLC HITS NOM WITH NOODLE

Happy Birthday to Christine Jorgensen | Advocate.com

Happy Birthday to Christine Jorgensen | Advocate.com

Homophobic bigots of Minnesota: Marriage is a religious institution, so we get to impose our beliefs through civil law.




I guess if your religious views aren't the same as theirs, then you're just out of luck because for some reason, their beliefs trumps yours. And what about those 25% of Americans who don't go to church? Or the 25% who might go now and then but don't want to offically proclaim to be adherents of any particular dogma? Hmm

Maine Governor Vetoes Teachers Bill, Cites Union’s ‘Endorsement Of Same-Sex Marriage’

Maine Governor Vetoes Teachers Bill, Cites Union’s ‘Endorsement Of Same-Sex Marriage’: Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have provided “additional pay to public school teachers who receive special national certification” and specifically pointed to the teachers’ union recent endorsement of a referendum to repeal the state’s ban against same-sex marriage as a reason for his opposition. In his veto message...

Some Thoughts on David Barton's "The Jefferson Lies"--Part Two

Some Thoughts on David Barton's "The Jefferson Lies"--Part Two

The Family Research Council tells Obama that the Golden Rule doesn't apply to LGBT Americans, and to suggest otherwise is offensive to them because we're sinners and the "wages of sin is death."

FRC to Obama: 'We believe that 'the wages of sin is death''

Alveda King speaks about her accusation against Bayard Rustin . . . or does she?

Alveda King speaks about her accusation against Bayard Rustin . . . or does she?

Eagle Scout Zach Wahls Delivers 275,000 Petitions To Reinstate Lesbian Den Mother

Eagle Scout Zach Wahls Delivers 275,000 Petitions To Reinstate Lesbian Den Mother   

Calif. church plans billboard in Charlotte offering apology for Amendment One

Calif. church plans billboard in Charlotte offering apology for Amendment One

JCPenney Features ‘Real-Life’ Same-Sex Couple in Fathers’ Day Ad

JCPenney Features ‘Real-Life’ Same-Sex Couple in Fathers’ Day Ad: JCPenney has just launched a Fathers’ Day advertisement featuring a gay couple with their children, noting that the ad portrays “real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children, Claire and Mason.” The copy reads: First Pals: What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug...

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Those 37 Moms are going to be so upset when they hear about this.

In 27 States You Can Marry Your Cousin — But Not Your Same-Sex Cousin

In 27 States You Can Marry Your Cousin — But Not Your Same-Sex Cousin

In Churches Across The Country, Far-Right Pastors Preach Anti-Gay Hate And Violence

In Churches Across The Country, Far-Right Pastors Preach Anti-Gay Hate And Violence: In churches across the country, bigoted pastors with political missions are preaching hate speech every Sunday. Despite the Bible’s message of love, compassion, and respect, there are an unknown number of conservative congregation heads using their pulpits to push animosity and hate — aimed mostly at the political hot topics of the day. In the...

Truth in Action Min: "Moral Chaos" Destroying America

Hagee: Five Proofs That America Is Cursed By God

Ron Paul Campaign Wants Media To Stop Treating Their Supporters Like Gay Men In ‘Leather Tutus’ And ‘Motorcycling Dykes’

Ron Paul Campaign Wants Media To Stop Treating Their Supporters Like Gay Men In ‘Leather Tutus’ And ‘Motorcycling Dykes’

Dan Savage reminds us that the "No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven" church,The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle is in Greensburg, Indiana, is in the same town where Billy Lucas was bullied to death for being perceived to be gay.

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Scissor Sisters - Baby Come Home

ExxonMobil Shareholders Overwhelmingly Defeat LGBT Protections

ExxonMobil Shareholders Overwhelmingly Defeat LGBT Protections: Today, 80 percent of ExxonMobil shareholders voted not to extend non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This was one of the largest defeats the proposal has met since it was first introduced in 1999. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli had led the effort this year, seeking also for the oil giant...

ILove Marriage in Illinois: It's Just Time

JMG Reader Locates "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven" Church

JMG Reader Locates "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven" Church

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Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Indiana

The Worley Protests: Tolerance and Bigotry

Kansas pastor calls on U.S. government to kill LGBT people

Kansas pastor calls on U.S. government to kill LGBT people

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“They should be put to death,” Knapp declared. “‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”

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Linda Harvey Declares Ohio GOP Executive Director 'Unacceptable' Because of Anti-Discrimination Lobbying

Linda Harvey Declares Ohio GOP Executive Director 'Unacceptable' Because of Anti-Discrimination Lobbying

Dr. Robert Spitzer Retracts 'Ex-Gay' Study and Apologizes to the LGBT Community

Researcher Who Disavowed His Own Study: Ex-Gay Advocates Are ‘Full Of Hatred For Homosexuality’

Researcher Who Disavowed His Own Study: Ex-Gay Advocates Are ‘Full Of Hatred For Homosexuality’: Last month, Dr. Robert Spitzer, the psychologist who helped declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder, disavowed a study he published just a decade ago suggesting that ex-gay therapy could be effective. Acknowledging the many flaws in his research, he apologized “to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy...

NOM’s Brian Brown To Dine And Debate With Dan Savage

NOM’s Brian Brown To Dine And Debate With Dan Savage: Tony Perkins isn’t the only anti-gay conservative coming to dinner — so is the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown. Brown has accepted Dan Savage’s invitation to join his family for dinner and have a recorded debate moderated by Mark Oppenheimer from the New York Times. His only stipulation was that he wanted to bring his...

Illinois Senate Defeats Anti-Bullying Bill For A Second Time

Illinois Senate Defeats Anti-Bullying Bill For A Second Time: Yesterday, the Illinois Senate attempted a second vote on a bill that would require schools to implement anti-bullying programs and reporting structures for bullying incidents. Citing concerns from the Illinois Family Institute, a hate group, conservative lawmakers have claimed the bill would force students to learn about the diversity of sexuality and gender against their...

Rutgers Webcam Bully Finally Apologizes As He Heads To Jail

Rutgers Webcam Bully Finally Apologizes As He Heads To Jail: Last week, Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for using his webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi, who shortly thereafter committed suicide. This was far short of the 10 years maximum and deportation Ravi could have received. During the sentencing the judge noted...

It Gets Better - Yale College

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I've still got my first blaster. :)

Actually, I'm not. I'm way too awkward to be a cuddler. I wish I was a cuddler.

It would take a lot more pills than that to make me normal, and that's okay. I don't happen to think being normal is a good thing.

SB 1172

Exodus Condemns Family “Research” Council For Honoring Anti-Gay Pastor

Exodus Condemns Family “Research” Council For Honoring Anti-Gay Pastor

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I suspect that what Exodus is trying to do is find middle ground. I think they know that the science simply isn't there to support reparative therapy, and they may think it's only a matter of time before there are laws against it. And they may realize that the culture is shifting away from extremists like FRC and the nasty preacher they decided to honor. It may only be a matter of time before the FRC is put into the same catagory as the KKK. When that shift is solidified, I doubt Exodus wants to be on the losing side of history. They may want to present Exodus as a kindler, gentler homophobic organization in the hopes they won't be lumped together with FRC, the American Family Association, etc.

Samuel Rodriguez: Marriage Equality an Assault on Religious Freedom

Samuel Rodriguez: Marriage Equality an Assault on Religious Freedom

Four Year-Old Church Singer Performs Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven

Four Year-Old Church Singer Performs Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven

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The parents actually taught this awful song to their toddler and had him perform it in church. The people in the church jumped to their feet and cheered and clapped when he he sang "ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven."

This is grotesque in the extreme.

Colombian Court Protects Gay Couples’ Public Affection

Colombian Court Protects Gay Couples’ Public Affection: Colombia’s constitutional court has ruled that same-sex couples have the same right to express affection in public as their heterosexual counterparts. The case originated after a gay couple was kicked out of a shopping mall for kissing. The judge described the security guard’s actions as “discrimination that only affected gay couples.” The same court ruled...

Perkins Spins his Dire Predictions about Don't Ask Don't Tell's Repeal as Reports Reveal a Negligible Impact on the Military

Perkins Spins his Dire Predictions about Don't Ask Don't Tell's Repeal as Reports Reveal a Negligible Impact on the Military

OUT Magazine: Out former rugby player Gareth Thomas takes it off for the annual 'Naked Issue' of UK's 'Attitude' mag

Gareth Gets Naked


Random Book Blogging: The Book of Genesis and the Biblical Definition of Marriage

Random Book Blogging: The Book of Genesis and the Biblical Definition of Marriage

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One of the arguments we hear most often from the Religious Right is that changing "the biblical definition of marriage" by allowing gay marriage will lead to things like polygamy and incest ... which is odd considering that, according to the Book of Genesis, polygamy and incest were predominant forms of marriage.

RELIGION CENSUS: Fewer Than 50% Of Americans Are "Adherents" Of Christianity

RELIGION CENSUS: Fewer Than 50% Of Americans Are "Adherents" Of Christianity    

New Studies Illuminate The Unique Experiences Of Bisexual Men And Women

New Studies Illuminate The Unique Experiences Of Bisexual Men And Women: A collection of new studies published in a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality examines the unique challenges and experiences of those who have sexual attractions or engage in sexual behavior with both men and women. People who identify as bi experience biphobia from both straight and gay people, forcing them to reconsider the...

Boy Scouts To Receive 275,000 Signatures Of Support For Lesbian Den Mother

Boy Scouts To Receive 275,000 Signatures Of Support For Lesbian Den Mother: The Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policies came back into focus last month when Ohio mom Jen Tyrrell was ousted from her position as her son’s den mother because she is a lesbian. On Wednesday, Zach Wahls and other supporters of Tyrrell will deliver more than 275,000 signatures of support to the Scouts’ annual meeting...

The Book of Daniel Radcliffe | Advocate.com

The Book of Daniel Radcliffe | Advocate.com

A Record Low for Anti-Gay Groups: May 28 2012, Marriage News Watch

Barber: "President Obama Has Called Jesus A Liar" By Supporting Gay Marriage.

Zach Wahls, His Two Moms, & The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

Richard Land Blames the Devil for the 'Homosexual Lifestyle'

Richard Land Blames the Devil for the 'Homosexual Lifestyle'

Porter: "Every Shred Of Social Science Research" Proves The Bible Is True

Farrakhan on Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage

Adam Lambert - Never Close Our Eyes (Official Video) HD

SF Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

Homophobic Christianist David Caton of the Florida Family Association on Gay Day at Disney World

Homophobic Christianist David Caton: There will be perhaps as many as 18,000 same-sex revelers in the Magic Kingdom pretty much all day long.  The event is pretty much a celebration of their lifestyle, and they target Disney on the first Saturday of summer because that's when they've known in the past that the most children are in the park.

Roy Moore Warns Secular Government Leads to Sharia Law

Roy Moore Warns Secular Government Leads to Sharia Law

Matt Barber Is Offended By The NAACP's Support For Gay Marriage

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner: Tony Perkins

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner: Tony Perkins: Last week, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins admitted to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that, despite how rabidly he attacks same-sex families on a daily basis, he’s never once visited one of their homes. In response, the Family Equality Council’s Jennifer Chrisler invited Perkins to dinner at home with her family. During an interview on Friday...

Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina

Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina: Thousands of protesters gathered this weekend outside of the North Carolina church where Pastor Charles Worley preaches. Worley came under fire last week after saying the U.S. should build an electrified fence to create a concentration camp for all gay people and “in a few years they’ll die out.” In the past, Worley has also...

Approximately 100 people turned out for an anti-hate rally in support of Max Pelofske, a 21-year-old man who was beaten by a group of possibly more than nine high school seniors at a graduation party after witnesses reported they asked Pelofske if he was gay.

100 Rally for Gay Man Beaten by Gang of HS Seniors at Grad Party: VIDEO

Excerpt from "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution," available June 5 from Harper

Excerpt from "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution," available June 5 from Harper

GLAAD MANIFESTO AGAINST RELIGIOUS BULLIES

GLAAD MANIFESTO AGAINST RELIGIOUS BULLIES

Minn. pastor supports gay rights, may lose church

Minn. pastor supports gay rights, may lose church

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota pastor who watched most of his congregation leave after he voiced his support for gay marriage is now at risk of losing his church, unless he can collect enough donations to keep the doors open.

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Canada: All schools must allow ‘gay-straight alliances’ under new anti-bullying bill

Canada: All schools must allow ‘gay-straight alliances’ under new anti-bullying bill

Monday, May 28, 2012



River Phoenix's Final Film To Be Released

River Phoenix's Final Film To Be Released

Watch trailer here.

8 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Make People Convert -- to Agnosticism or Atheism

8 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Make People Convert -- to Agnosticism or Atheism

"George, exactly what do you mean you're 'gay' but not 'gay' as in 'happy'?"

What would you do? Make me wash your soiled underpants? Give me a swig of your cheap liquor?

Supermodel Francisco Lachowski | Brazilian of Polish descent

Jake Gyllenhaal

I would be bursting with pride if this sweet little boy was my son.

"I'm glad it didn't have teeth, but it was still very scary."






WATCH Florida School in Antigay Bullying Investigation | Advocate.com

WATCH Florida School in Antigay Bullying Investigation | Advocate.com

Green Lantern Alan Scott Pegged as New Gay DC Character | Advocate.com

Green Lantern Alan Scott Pegged as New Gay DC Character | Advocate.com

Letters to Judge in Ravi Case May Have Influenced Sentencing | Advocate.com

Letters to Judge in Ravi Case May Have Influenced Sentencing | Advocate.com

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Anglican Church in North America join together to fight against the rights of LGBT people.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Anglican Church in North America join together to fight against the rights of LGBT people.

Standing ovation greets Pastor Charles Worley, who made anti-gay statements

Standing ovation greets Pastor Charles Worley, who made anti-gay statements

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And by "anti-gay statements" they mean Worley said in a sermon that LGBT people should be put in death camps.

Protestors And Counter Protestors Of Anti-Gay Pastor Charles Worley gathered in NC 5/27/2012

Pastor Worley Protest NC

Sunday, May 27, 2012

INDONESIA: Islamic Death Threats Force Cancellation Of Lady Gaga Concert

INDONESIA: Islamic Death Threats Force Cancellation Of Lady Gaga Concert   

Thousands support message of love not hate at Newton protest

Thousands support message of love not hate at Newton protest

Newton, NC: Hundreds protest Pastor Charles Worley for stating in his sermon that LGBT people should be put in death camps.

RUSSIA: Violence From Christian Activists At Attempted Moscow Gay Pride Parade

RUSSIA: Violence From Christian Activists At Attempted Moscow Gay Pride Parade

Members of the Orthodox Church attacked gay rights activists when they attempted to stage an illegal Gay Pride Parade in Moscow.

Attempted Gay Parade Descends Into Violence, Arrests   

Actually, that's not all I want to do, but it's a start. :)

This looks like a scene from West Virginia back in the 60's before cheap junk food, fast food and high fructose corn syrup turned most poor people fat.

Would it make me shallow if I said it depends on the name? LOL

"Open the door, Tim. Don't be afraid. I'm still your best friend. I just wanted you to see the real me."


K-11 Promo Reel - A Film by Jules Stewart

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I hope not, but I do think about that sometimes.

Yosemite and boys...life is good.


The first time I visted Yosemite it was early September. It was still quite warm in the park, and everywhere I looked I saw shirtless young men like the ones in this picture. As spectacular as Yosemite is, it was very difficult not to spend every moment looking at the boys. LOL

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. with Harvard Crew.